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WHY I VOTED

#IAMAVOTER! It has taken me 26 years to realize that my voice does matters, that my vote does matters! I was one of those people who never fully understood the way government works or how it applies to me. It took me being diagnosed with CRPS a very rare, very painful chronic diagnosis that I… Continue reading WHY I VOTED

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He Served Honorably!

How do you want to be remembered when eventually you're done serving? "He served his country." Hopefully, they can add the word "honorably." "A hero is somebody who does the right thing no matter what and I think John throughout his life has been heroic so many times, so we shouldn’t be surprised that as… Continue reading He Served Honorably!

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CRPS Is An Everyday Thing!

Having CRPS you have no idea what the day will bring! CRPS is an EVERYDAY thing! It’s been a long day! I’ve been in and out of one urgent care clinic to be sent to another for a full work up. I left the house at 9:30ish this morning and didn’t get back home until… Continue reading CRPS Is An Everyday Thing!

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Diamond Headache Clinic

A few weeks ago I was contacted by Diamond Headache Clinic, the oldest and largest headache center in Chicago, Illinois. They asked me to help raise awareness about invisible illnesses by sharing their Slideshow. This incredible Clinic created a presentation about the different types of migraine headaches and symptoms in children. Children between the ages of… Continue reading Diamond Headache Clinic

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Summer & Beyond

I’m excited for this summer and for what’s to come afterwards! These past 3 years have been incredibly difficult to say the least. But I feel like these past months have been the most difficult of my life. My hope is that this summer will help me find peace within myself but within those I… Continue reading Summer & Beyond

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Dear Sister Survivors

The stories we want to hear the least are the ones we need to hear the most. To my fellow Sister Survivors and Army Of Women. I’m so proud of every one you! You showed no fear and looked evil in the eye for the very last time! As a former USA Gymnastics gymnast, who… Continue reading Dear Sister Survivors

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Birthday Donations

Raising Money For a Cause I Care About: On February 17, 2015 I was diagnosed with CRPS/RSD a rare and non-curable illness that has changed my life in so many ways. I have decided that instead of making my birthday all about me I want to make it all about finding a cure for this… Continue reading Birthday Donations

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Pain Matters Documentary Film 

Discovery Channel Documentary "Pain Matters" Chronicles the Burdens of Living with Chronic Pain. “Pain Matters” chronicles the stories of six people with pain and their loved ones: a U.S. Navy veteran who sustained debilitating injuries while serving in Iraq, a two-time Stanley Cup-winning hockey player, a car accident survivor, and individuals with osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia and… Continue reading Pain Matters Documentary Film